Monday, August 04, 2008

Husband-killer gets the 3 kids

AP report:
A lawyer for Mary Winkler says the woman convicted in the shooting death of her pastor husband in Tennessee has taken custody of her three daughters.

Rachael Putnam, an attorney for Winkler, says the former minister's wife picked the girls up Friday from the slain man's parents, Dan and Diane Winkler.

Putnam said Monday that the children will remain with Winkler permanently.

Glenn Sacks writes:
Mary Winkler--who shot her husband in the back and then refused to aid him or call 911 as he slowly bled to death for 20 minutes--walked away a free woman last year after serving a farcically brief "sentence" for her crimes.
He also has a story about the UK creating a new defense for husband-killers in court. A woman will be able to get manslaughter instead of murder if she claims to be responding to the slow burn of abuse, and she feels 'seriously wronged' by 'words and conduct'.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is typical. If a father killed his wife for the same reasons, not only would he not be believed, he would be thrown in prison.

Even in a remote way, I am not trying to defend Scott Petersen's murder of his wife Laci.

I am pointing out how, even under the same circumstances in a case of spousal murder, women are basically given a slap on the wrist. Whereas, Men are put behind bars!!!!